Sleep Apnoea Linked to Dementia Risk

adultA study to find the connection between sleep and cognition in older adults has been undertaken at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr Kristine Yaffe, a professor of psychiatry, neurology and epidemiology worked with a group of 298 women over the age of 65 years. For the study, the women were monitored as they slept at home for parameters such as brain activity, airflow, and oxygen content in their blood.

The results of the study showed that 44.8% of women suffering from sleep apnoea developed dementia and mild cognitive impairment compared to 31.1% of women without sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea deprives the brain of oxygen which negatively affects cognitive ability. The results are not conclusive that sleep apnoea causes cognitive impairment but it is contributing factor.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.